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Mastering Windows 10 Deployment Using MDT and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

4 Days - LIVE Online Training including Hands-On-Labs. Price (USD): $ 3,195
March 21-24, 2022 (9am - 4:30pm central time)
June 21-24, 2021 (9am - 4:30pm central time)

With Windows 10 in the market for some time and corporations in the process of deploy, we are proud to announce this training focusing on deploying and managing both Windows 10 using ConfigMgr and MDT. In addition, you learn about the new setup and deployment features, changes in the Windows ADK 10 and more.

In this training you learn to build and customize rock solid deployment solutions using ConfigMgr and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. You get a thorough walk-through of ConfigMgr and MDT as well as deep technical drill down to changes in the Windows 10 Setup platform.

This training is unique in many ways, it is developed by two of the best OSD experts in the world, it is based on real life OSD for more than 30 years of collective knowledge, it is always performed on the latest version of Windows clients, servers and system management components.

Mikael Nystrom and Johan Arwidmark 


Over 60 percent of the time you spend in class is dedicated to hands-on-labs and exercises, based on self-perceived real-life scenarios and methods verified to work in production environments. And the best part, you get access to all the sample files and scripts, including a solution that will build up the complete lab environment once returned home from the training.


Planning for Windows 10 and Windows 11 Deployment

  • Planning for the ConfigMgr Infrastructure
  • Reducing the Windows 10 and Windows 11 Network Impact
  • OU Structure and Group Policy Strategy
  • Assessment and Readiness via Desktop Analytics
  • Deployment Scenarios (Bare Metal, Refresh, Replace and In-Place Upgrades)
  • Deployment Methods (PXE, Boot Media, Standalone Media)
  • Automation level (Wizard Driven, Fully Automated, Dynamic and Hybrid

Cloud Imaging using MDT and ConfigMgr (NEW)

  • OS Deployment over HTTPS via MDT/PSD and ConfigMgr
  • Extend MDT with PSD for HTTPS and P2P support
  • Setup ConfigMgr CMG for Cloud Imaging
  • PXE boot over Internet
  • Configuring Vendor BIOS/EUFI for Cloud Imaging

Getting Started with Windows Autopilot

  • Bringing computers under management
  • Hybrid deployment scenarios
  • OEM vendor support
  • Automating via Microsoft Graph
  • Integrate Autopilot with Cloud Imaging

Creating Reference Images

  • Offline Servicing vs. Build and Capture
  • Setup MDT for a Build and Capture Scenario
  • Add operating system files and applications
  • Create MDT Task Sequences
  • Automating the process using an Image Factory

Offline Servicing of Images

  • Using ConfigMgr Servicing
  • Using OSD Builder
  • Using WIM Witch

Working with Hardware and Device Drivers

  • General Driver Challenges
  • Hardware Support, UEFI configurations
  • Converting MBR to GPT
  • Understanding Windows Drivers
  • Modern Driver management
  • Automating BIOS Updates and Configuration
  • Drivers Tips & Tricks

MDT OS Deployment

  • Prepare for Production Deployment
  • Add Production Applications
  • Add Drivers
  • Create the Production Task Sequence and configure Rules
  • Replicating the Content
  • Additional configurations for a distributed environment

ConfigMgr OS Deployment

  • Setup ConfigMgr for Software distribution
  • Integrate with MDT (Zero Touch)
  • Create boot images
  • Add operating system images
  • Add ConfigMgr Applications
  • Create Task Sequences
  • Configure the rules, distribute content, and deploy task sequences
  • Deploy Window clients using PXE

Troubleshooting OS Deployment

  • Error codes and log files
  • Debugging MDT Lite Touch
  • PXE in a Lab environment
  • Advanced Task Sequence Troubleshooting

Windows 10 In-place upgrade scenarios

  • Upgrade features
  • In-place Upgrade Limitations

Windows 10 In-place upgrades in the real world

  • Upgrading Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients to Windows 10
  • Servicing existing Windows 10 installations
  • Creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence
  • Running the In-place upgrade process
  • Adding pre-flight actions to for Windows 10 upgrade/servicing
  • Monitor and verify the In-place upgrade process

Working with Provisioning Packages

  • Scenarios for provisioning packages
  • Create and configure provisioning packages
  • Apply Enterprise configurations (domain, policies, applications and settings)

Using USMT for Refresh and Replace

  • USMT versions and scenarios
  • User Data and Settings
  • System Requirements
  • Multi-User Migration Integration with ConfigMgr
  • Support for additional settings
  • Basic Custom XML-File
  • Troubleshooting

Refresh a Computer

  • Refresh Windows clients using MDT and ConfigMgr Task Sequences
  • Customize USMT Settings

Replace a Computer

  • Configure the State Migration Point
  • Create and run a Replace Task Sequence
  • Verify user state migration

Optimizing ConfigMgr Networking

  • WDS-based PXE vs. WDS-less PXE
  • Setup Peer Cache in ConfigMgr
  • Setup BranchCache in ConfigMgr
  • Setup Microsoft Connected Cache
  • Configuring Delivery Optmization (DO) for Windows 10 Clients
  • Using LEDBAT on ConfigMgr Distribution Points
  • Throttling Client traffic via BITS

Advanced Customizations

  • Create a test environment
  • Using the MDT Deployment database
  • Assigning Applications using Roles
  • Use a stored procedure
  • Use a UserExit script
  • Using webservices

Windows Setup Engine

  • Image Based Setup
  • Windows Configuration passes
  • Understanding WSIM
  • Component based servicing
  • Windows Device Drivers

Extra - Managing Windows Clients in the Enterprise

  • Managing Clients via Endpoint Management Portal 
  • Deploy Applications using ConfigMgr
  • Deploy Applications using Intune
  • Enterprise State Roaming vs USMT
  • Using User Experience Virtualization (UE-V)
  • Configuring Software Updates (WSUS and ConfigMgr)

300 (Advanced)

Target audience:
IT-pros and administrators that wants to build real world deployment and management solutions using ConfigMgr and MDT.

Pre knowledge requirement:
Windows deployment experience, sysprep, imaging, and drivers. Basic understanding of Active Directory, and Software Distribution using ConfigMgr. Scripting experience (VBScript, PowerShell) is helpful but not a requirement.

Student Lab Manual, Slide deck, and lab files